Pinner says: I use this all the time, so just had to repin it for others to learn, seriously once you master it, you'll never want to do it any other way. Also there are lots of photos and a video to help you learn. Foundation single crochet, this is an excellent tutorial for this fabulous method for your first two rows, keeps them from getting too tight, and it's very easy.
Add flannel lining to crocheted blankets. I've never liked how airy crocheted blankets are - they let the cold air through (what's the point) and little fingers can get stuck. This is an option, though I would choose a different stitch pattern.